[openstack-dev] [release][PTL] Cycle highlights reminder

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 02:37:45 UTC 2017

On 12/14/2017 2:24 PM, Sean McGinnis wrote:
> Hey all,
> As we get closer to Queens-3 and our final RCs, I wanted to remind everyone
> about the new 'cycle-highlights' we have added to our deliverable info.
> Background
> ----------
> As a reminder on the background, we were finding that a lot of PTLs were
> getting pings several times at the end of every release cycle by various folks
> asking for highlights of what was new and what significant changes were coming
> in the new release. It was often the same answer to journalists, product
> managers, and others that needed to compile that info.
> To try to mitigate that somewhat, we've built in the ability to capture these
> highlights as part of the release. It get compiled and published to the web
> site so we have one place to point these folks to. It is intended as a place
> where they can get the basic info they need, not as a complete marketing
> message.
> As you prepare for upcoming releases, please start to consider what you might
> want to show up in this collection. We ideally want just a few highlights,
> probably no more than 3 or 4 in most cases, from each project team.
> Usage
> -----
> This is done by adding some information to deliverables/queens/$PROJECT.yaml
> in the openstack/releases repo similar to this:
>     cycle-highlights:
>       - Introduced new service to use unused host to mine bitcoin.
> The formatting options for this tag are the same as what you are probably used
> to with Reno release notes.
> You can check on the formatting of the output by either running locally:
>     tox -e docs
> And checking the resulting file under doc/build/html/queens/highlights.html, or
> you can view the output of the build-openstack-sphinx-docs job under
> html/queens/highlights.html.
> Ongoing
> -------
> We now have three different places that document activities for three different
> audiences:
> Commit messages:  Developer documentation
> Release notes:    End user and deployer documentation
> Cycle highlights: Journalists, product manager, and others
> This will be the first release cycle with this last data source. It is our hope
> that this will ease some of the burden for this information from the PTLs. If
> you still get requests, please try to direct them here to spread awareness.
> Thanks!
> --
> Sean McGinnis (smcginnis)
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I didn't see this before the q1 or q2 tags - can the cycle highlights be 
applied retroactively?




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